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Shades of L. H. Gregory! It can't
be true, but it is! Canny Hoc Ed
mundson has admitted Ins Wash
ington regulars can't outrun or
outdrive Oregon two nights in a
row on their own Seattle floor.
For 19 seasons now Uncle Kec
has been turning out Washington
hoop machines, and eight of them
were conference champions. His
teams arc nevei outdriven two con
secutive nights on anybody’s floor.
Only exception was last winter at
Oregon’s McArthur court when the
championship Webfoots did it.
George Varnell in the scauie.
Times, says: “Hoc’s plan has been
to keep his first stringers in action
as long as there has been any ques
tion about the outcome of the
game.” We quote that policy be
cause it has been Washington’s for
many seasons and Hec has followed
it because he’s always figured to
outdrive the other club that way
regardless of how critical the race
was.” And Washington has pulled [
some titles out of the fire.
This time Washington is on the l
spot again needing to sweep Fri
day and Saturday night’s games
from Oregon at Seattle to win that
coveted northern division title.
(Quoting Varnell again: “But now
Eilniundson tis concentrating on
his top reserves—Dick I/./.ard, Har
ry Lockhart, Jack Voelker, Hal
Schlicting and Bobby Dorr. His
idea is to have his reserves ready
to jump into action and relieve the
pressure on his regulars from time
“Through this strategy, Wash
ington will be able to travel at full
speed from the first whistle.” The
answer is evident. Hcc has given
up the idea (he wouldn't concen
trate on his reserves in practice
for a whole week just to fool Ore
gon i of his Husky regulars out
running the \Vebfoots two nights
in a row at Seattle this weekend.
Be it strategy . . . call it what j
you may . . . the fact remains. Hec i
doesn't think his regulars can out
run Oregon two nights in a row
or he wouldn't depart from a policy
of almost two decades to gamble
on a ten-man fight against the i
mamtlion Ducks of Oregon.
• Solved: the problem of how a su
per super icy surface on wax!
might he removed from the maple
boards of McArthur court. The
problem, of course, was to do it
in time to provide Hobby's Web
foots with a suitable place to prac
tice their fast break for the Wash
Solution: the perplexed Oregon
mentor said it couldn’t be done in 1
time, but a coat of varnish did the
job( or did it). Late Monday a thin
coat was applied to the playing!
surface of the court and Igloo heat
turned on all night to dry it. Yes
terday the floor more nearly re
sembled a fly paper surface, but
not enough to stop Oregon’s bas
keteers from scampering around
for their fast break drill (safely).
St. Mary’s 3, Stanford :J. Yessjr,
it's baseball. Before northern fans
have scarcely started to even think
baseball, the southern conference
collegians arc right in the thick
of their season and they are play
ing mid-season ball. That St.
Mary’s-Slanfurd game went ten
innings before the deciding run
slipped in on a dropped third strike
by catcher. When the northern
division gets halfway through its
season during spring term (and
it's still raining out flocks of
games) the California Inn s aro
calling it quits and concentrating
on track, golf, etc. (by that we
mean football). Ilcncc there's no
play-off between northern and
southern division champions for
the coast collegiate baseball
championship. It would be as bad
as sending Tony Latent o against
Joe Louis ('.*).
Contemporary Hank Garnjohsl
in the Oregon State Barometer re
cently commented that the sea
son's best northern division offi
ciating job was done by Messrs.
Buckley and Munson at OorvallL
when tire Oregon Staters upset
Oregon. 50 to .'it . . . sorry Hank,
we can't agree . . . call the ltKJO
Wcbfoot basketball edition the
school's “travelingest" in history 1
. . . total 27 games . . on road
id games . . . cities it different
cities . . . enough prospects have
been found in the intramural
wrestling tournament to give Ot -
gun’s varsity mat squad a big
boost ... if they'd only turn out
• • • fhe Webfoot tingmen enter- 1
tain Oregon State's high-powered •
team lien this weekend.
Honest John Still Smiles
Although hi' hud hi* weakest frosh basketball team since taking
the coaching reins at Oregon, Skipper John Warren still wears his
good Matured countenance—maybe it’s because he’s thinking about
the Duckling basketball team of 1989 which will lie his next creation.
Ugly Ducklings on
Hapless Frosh Win But Six of Twelve;
Previous Warren-Coached Teams End
With Better Performances
By DOIJG PAUKEH
Coach Honest John Warren has closed another chapter in tlte annals
of frosh basketball, a chapter about a very mediocre team. With but
six wins in twelve starts, this year’s frosh casaba players have far
from equalled the performances of previous Warren-coached teams,
Warren took over the frosh basketball reins hero in 1930, after
monopolizing state tournament
For Future Tiffs
Friday Meet to Be
Moved to Igloo for
Seething with thoughts of re
venge, Oregon boxers unci wrest
lers are in full training, motivated
by one thought Friday evening in
McArthur court the Ducks en
counter the Oregon State ringnien
in a return match.
Herb Colwell’s men were sound
ly thumped by the Orangemen.
However, they are determined to
gain revenge and post wins over
the Heavers in the Wcbfoot lair.
It will be the first time this year
that any boxing, and wrestling
matches have been staged In the
Igloo. Match time will be 7:30 pan,
I.silcc still 11.mil.capped
According to Colwell, there is
some doubt whether Jim Bailey
will see action at the heavyweight
mitt division. A bad tooth still
bothers the helty puncher.
A shakcup is possible in the
wrestling lineup, l'robablc changes
will be in the lob-pound division.
A1 Conger may draw the nod over
Mort Myers. Willie Williams, cap
tain ol the wrestling squad, may
not see action. Kecent injuries may
b rcc the genial grappler out of the
the boxing lineup remains the
uue with Jack Fruits Pete
rhorne. Meric llauscom. Cam Col
icr, Wayne Towne, and Jim Greene
dated for the Oregon corner Fri
On the wrestling .quad aw lik. ■
y to remain Dale Peterson, Kay
‘‘uster, Jmi Mountain. Hurt Dake.
idl Lautlerback, and Wendell
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lit it.won for coming to college j
trophies with perennially strong
Astoria high school teams. The
maple men of that season took 19
out of 20 games, one defeat going
to the Orange rooks. Laddie Gale
was high point man for a team
that scored 857 points to its oppo
nents' 022. Other outstanding play
ers on the five were Bob Anet,
Wally Johansen, and Ford Mullen.
Another Good One
The following year saw another
Warren-coached team finish high
in the win column. Led by John
Dick, who scored 120 points, and
Ted Sarpola, trailing closely with
120, the flush captured eight out
of 12 contests. They lost twice to
the rooks, once to the strong Union
Oil outfit of Portland, and once toj
the Wendling Cardinals.
Last year's frosh walked off
with lt» wins in 17 starts. Only
Wendling- knocked over the Duck
lings of 1928. Karl Sandness scored
210 points for a team that waltzed
away with the four-game "little
civil war" series against the Ore
gon Slate rooks, and also defeated
the powerful Vancouver high
school quintet, Pendleton Laundry.
Long\ lev high, Franklin and Com
merce high schools of Portland.
I’ltisiHM iN Were Nil
Prospects for another outstand
ing f 1 osh team were brilliant at
the start of the year, but before
tlie season had begun all but Len
Card of the first five had been
declared ineligible because of
scholastics. Card, all-state for
ward. and Doug Caven, fleet-foot
ed halfback on Warren's football
team, led the weakened frosh and
loomed as outstanding varsity
prospects. The two scored one
point over a half of their team's
total of 515.
Plush result. ;
Ducbs 'Home' Again
Varsity Scrimmages for 40 Minutes
Against Supers; Team Keyed for
Sweep of Washington Series
Oregon’s Webfoots returned “home” to good old McArthur court
yesterday after a two-day sojourn at the men's gym, not quite 50
yards away, and found conditions to their liking for windup prepara
tions for their championship series at Seattle, Friday and Saturday
Driven to the confines of the men’s gym “crackertaox” court by a
“super” job of waxing done on the McArthur maple for the senior ball,
the Ducks found a shiny flopr
awaiting them yesterday. So they
carted their practice paraphernalia
and stuff back to the Igloo.
Monday the maple boards were
as slippery as an ice-skaters para
dise, but yesterday, they were
fairly sticky. A quick job of floor
varnishing turned the trick.
Declaring that the Ducks needed
lots of fast-breaking and drive to
cope with the never-tire Huskies,
Coach Hobby Hobson scrimmaged
his charges for 40 minutes against
a Washington team made up of
Wally Johansen, Bob Anet, Slim
Wintermute, Laddie Gale, and
John Dick faced the “Yellows”—
Earl Sandness, Red McNeeley, Ar
chie Marshik, Toivo Piippo, and
Porky Andrews — for the entire
first half. In the second period,
Ford Mullen, Ted Sarpola, Bob
Haidy, and Matt Pavalunas, rele
gated to the second string with
Clown as They
Meets May Be Held
By JIMMIE LEONARD
The Oregon varsity ancl frosh
swimming teams went through
hard practice yesterday in prepa
ration for the two OSC squads. The
two varsities will meet at 2 o'clock
in the men’s natatorium Saturday,
March 4. It wasn’t all work with
the boys, however, because there
was a lot of ’‘slap-happiness" along
the side. “Maui” Jim Marnie and
Mentor Jim Reed staged a diving
exhibition for the rest of the fel
lows. The difference in the judg
ing was so great that it was im
possible to determine who held top
The time for the frosh-rook mix
was originally set for 10 o’clock
Saturday morning, but a conflict
in the pool schedule has necessitat
ed a change in the youngsters’
meet. Webfoot Mentors Ned Johns
and Jim Reed expressed the belief
yesterday that both meets would
be staged simultaneously, a frosh
event preceding each varsity event.
Russ Cutler, assistant professor
of physical education, instructed
Divers Lee Gaffney, Elmer Mal
lory, and Ralph Cathey last night.
Flaws in what might appear to be
a good dive were quickly spotted
by Mr. Cutler. Their only confer
ence defeat was given the Duck
divers by the Beavers’ ace plung
er, John Olsen, at Corvallis Febru
The Wcbfoot varsity won four
events in the first UO-OSO tangle
the 300-yard medley relay, 50-1
yard dash, 150-yard backstroke, j
and the 200-yard breast stroke. The
Ducks expect to win these same
events and add a few more to
‘hem. For instance, Captain Jack
Levy, "the Milwaukee Mariner,"
has shown improvement in free
style distance events. Levy has
also developed into a “better than
The OSC- 400-yard relaymen
1 It rugger, Ebling, Koski, and
Brownell) will face a revived Ore-j
gon squad, and will have to breeze
right along to win. because the
Ducks will have ideas of their own.
The Ducklings fell before the
baby Orangemen, 45 to 20, Febru
ary 4, but will come back trying
hard, in spite of their ineligibility
-hattered ranks. The young Oregon
mermen who will try to turn back
the Beaver fledglings will include:
Dick Smith, Gerald Heustis, Jim
arney, K I Jacobs, Bob Range,
Lob McAuliffe, and Fred Vincent.
The West Virginia legislature is
onsidering a hill which would re
juirc all journalism teachers to
tave at least five years practical
1'h ' University of Mississippi i.
he latest of the colleges to open
i student-operated night club on
ts campus. A nickelodiun furn
hed pHi.-ic for itj op
Northern Division Standings
W L, Pet. Pts. Op.
Oregon .12 2 .857 635 517
Washington 11 3 .789 689 520
WSC . 6 8 .429 523 563
osc . 5 8 .385 445 460
Idaho . 1 14 .087 468 602
Last Night’s Game
At Moscow, Oregon State 48,
At Moscow, Oregon State vs.
the return of Waliy Johansen,
came into the fast fray.
At Full Strength
For the first time since the last
Washington series, not a member
of Hobby’s Ducks is hampered by
injury. Wally Johansen, the last of
the invalids, returned to play Mon
The tall Oregons are not going
into the Washington series to cop
only one game and the champ
ionship. The Ducks and Coach
Hobby want both of them, and will
point for each game as it comes.
In practice yesterday, the Ducks
appeared in top form as they ran
through the super-varsity. Observ
ers who watched them drive expect
the Ducks to hit their peak of the
season in their final two games.
Playing on the Seattle floor is
not expected to bother the Ducks
who are well used to galloping on
"foreign” courts. In 27 games
played to date, 16 have been away
from home. Seattle will be the 15th
city the Ducks will have played
in this year. Eight conference and
three pre-season games have been
played at McArthur court.
Attention Mr. Howard Hobson
and Oregon hoop followers!
If you want to see the Web
foots play through to a coast
chamiponship, cross your fin
gers, hope for the breaks, and
above all, bring Mr. Charles
Anet of Astoria to the remaind
er of the Duck hoop games.
For, according to Mr. Arthur
Johansen, also of Astoria, Mr.
Anet, father of Oregon's Robert
Charles Anet, has never seen
Oregon beaten in four years of
watching Captain Bobby, Wally
Johansen, and the rest of the
Webfoots cavort on the McAr
thur maple. When Charles Anet
comes down from Astoria for a
game, the Ducks don’t lose
(knock on wood, at this point).
Mr. Arthur Johansen, if you
haven’t guessed, is the father of
Wallace Arthur Johansen, Cap
tain Bobby’s running mate at
With the championship hing
ing on the outcome of the Wash
ington series this weekend, it
might not be such a bad idea to
prevail upon Mr. Charles Anet
to journey to Seattle and take
Mr. Arthur Johansen with him,
just to make it doubly sure Ore
gon takes the pennant.
Dick Voelker . . . along with his
teammates await the Ducks.
Tex Oliver Invites
Are there any football players in the crowd—or rather in the
If there are and they are not out for football, Tex Oliver will be
tickled” to give them a suit come spring practice.
The Duck mentor thinks there are as many good football prospects
who don't play as do, and spring football is their chance to participate
ami miiuw wnai iney can ao.
"Why, the best player I had at
Arizona was developed that way.
He had never played football in
Is Great Training
Coach Oliver thinks football pro
vides fine physical and mental
training. He says spring training
is a fine time for those fellows
physically built for football, but
possessing only a minimum of ex
perience, to turn out for football.
And to all University of Oregon
men who wish to come out, Tex
Oliver promises a suit and as much
consideration as any varsity man
gets. The Duck mentor also states
that any of these embryo footbal
lers who show aptitude for the
game and progress in play during
the training period will be given
their chance next fall.
Lilies ’Em Green
Development of young players
is a specialty with Coach Oliver.
At Arizona he made stars out of
green kids, and at Oregon, he feels
certain there is much football
“timber” yet to be explored.
So, to Webfoots who sit in the
stands saying, “Gee, I’d like to be
in there,” this is your chance. You,
too, can play football, and you’ll
have one of the nation's most not
ed younger coaches to help you in
Donut Wrestling Nears
Finals; 19 Are Eliminated
In Latest Mat Mix-ups
The elimination of 19 wrestlers yesterday brought the individual
and team champoinships naerer the finals in intramural wrestling.
The 145, 155, and 165-pounders enter the semi-finals today, with
the champions to be announced at the end of this week.
Quickest-throwing time honors yesterday went to Jim Pickett, who
threw Len Eaton in 21 seconds, three seconds short of the record held
by Bernie McCuddin.
Several matches in the heavy
weight division were won by de
faults, as the activities of several
''heavies” kept them from wrest
ling on their scheduled time.
Results of yesterday’s matches:
126-pound division—Glenn Cou
gill, fall over A1 Childs.
135-pound division—Nick Nick
erson, fall over Dick Sears; Tom
Baldwin, fall over Bill Hansen;
Jim Stearns, fall over Preston
145-pound division — Bill Cum
mings, decision over Doug; Hay;
Cam Collier, fall over Lloyd John
son; Jim Pickett, fall over Len
155-pound division—Frank An
derson, fall over Paul Bocci; Ro
land Rodman, fall over Ehrman
Guistina; Waldo Caufield, fall
over Earle Maynard; Leland Terry,
fall over Bud Rousseau.
165-pound division—Bob Speer,
fall over A1 Simpson; Floyd El
liott, fall over Chan Smith; Herb
Gifford, fall over Buzz Baker;
Tony Frombolo, fall over Johnny
Heavyweight — Frank Meldrum,
winner by default over Ed Moshof
sky; Knox Parker, Bill Hawke, and
John Yerby, winners over La
Verne Van Martcr, Bill Regner,
and Bernie McCudden, respec
Who Tussles Today
Starting at 4 p.m., the following
will wrestle today at five-minute
intervals in the order given:
126-pound division—Bob Dalton
vs. Don Hamitt, Lee Rennolds vs.
Tom Williams, Ray Logan vs.
Powell Loggan, Joe Gurley vs.
135-pound division — Gordon
Crymes vs. Bob Berghan, Nick
Nickerson vs. Tom Baldwin, Bob
Stimson vs. Herb Ehrsam, Glen
Eaton vs. Jim Stearns.
175-pound division—Elmer Han
son vs. Bob Hayes, Jim Armpriest
vs. Art Ebright, Jim Dimit vs.
Dusty Jameson, Mike Cooley vs.
Heavyweight — Nello Giovanini
vs. Art Hannifin, Bill Hawke vs.
John Yerby, Jim Dimit vs. Frank
Meltirum, Elyza Willis vs. Knox
A stitch in time
Saves many a (lime.
Bring vour shoes in
today and have them
repaired by an expert.
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